Certificate Program

Basics Bootcamp: Meeting Fundamentals

Basic-Boot-Camp-Meeting-Certificate

About the Course

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Planning Fundamentals is a 6-hour certificate program designed for people who are responsible for planning meetings and events but may not have any formal training. Basics Boot Camp will give you a strong foundation of core skills needed to plan your next meeting or event. Basics Boot Camp is divided into two parts each 3 hours in length.

  • Part 1 - Meeting Sourcing & Strategy 
  • Part 2 - Meeting Design & Logistics

 
Participants of this course receive: 

  • 6 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
  • Certificate in Meeting Fundamentals



Part 1
Meeting Planning Sourcing & Strategy


What You'll Learn

  • Define meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Identify meeting stakeholders
  • Develop a meeting budget
  • Create a meeting blueprint
  • Manage the RFP process
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Assess potential risks
  • Select vendors
  • Develop contracts

Part 2
Meeting Planning Design & Logistics

 

What You'll Learn

  • Understand how elements of meeting design help you achieve meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Manage speakers and conference content design
  • Design room sets
  • Plan menus
  • Work with audiovisual teams
  • Design a technical plan
  • Arrange transportation and attendee movement plans
  • Oversee pre-con/post-con meetings and onsite logistics
  • Conduct program evaluations
  • Communicate success metrics to meeting stakeholders

Sessions

  • Module 1: Design Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Program Content
  • Module 3: Manage Speakers
  • Module 4: Plan Food and Beverage
  • Module 5: Manage Audiovisual and Event Technology
  • Module 6: Arrange Transportation
  • Module 7: Supervise Onsite and Post-Event Activities

Sessions

  • Module 1: Define Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Create a Blueprint
  • Module 3: Develop the Budget
  • Module 4: Prepare the Request for Proposal
  • Module 5: Site Inspections
  • Module 6: Vendor Selection
  • Module 7: Contracts

Event Agenda: 

  • 8:30 a.m.: Check in/registration

  • 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Basics Boot Camp Part 1

  • 12:15 -1:15 p.m.: Lunch (included with event fee)

  • 1:15 -5 p.m.: Basics Boot Camp Part 2 
 

This ​program ​was ​developed ​in ​partnership ​between ​Meeting ​Professionals ​International ​and ​Plan ​Your ​Meetings with ​support ​from ​developmental ​sponsor ​IHG. 

Register for Upcoming Classes!

Part 1 & 2

Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (ET)
Followed by IHG reception 
4:30-6:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Midtown
590 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

 

$399

Reception only: FREE
Register Now

Advertisment

Part 1 & 2

Friday, November 3, 2017
9 AM-5 PM CT

MPI Global Headquarters
2711 LBJ Freeway
Ground Floor Conference Room
Dallas, Texas 75234

 

MPI Members:                 

$499       

Non-Members:

$699

Register Now